COVID Safety Protocols for Our Residential Retreats | 2022-23
We are delighted to officially welcome you to our in-person Alexander Technique Residential Retreats, whether it will be in Malibu, Ojai, Ca. or Tuscany, Italy.
Our first priority is to protect the health of everyone who comes to our Retreats, including participants, staff, and teachers. We will be following county, state, and federal (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of each Retreat, and with additional significant safety protocols, including limited capacity for retreats. In Italy, we will follow all official government guidelines.
Documentation of vaccination is required in the form of the original vaccination card or a printed copy of the vaccination card, along with an appropriate ID matching the name displayed on the card. This can be sent when registering for a Retreat.
The following for all of our Retreat requires safety protocols:
- Vaccination: All staff, teachers, and participants must be fully vaccinated with vaccines for COVID-19 two weeks or more before arrival. We require everyone to show proof of vaccination.
- Temperature Check: We will be checking temperatures upon arrival.
- Masks Required: This will depend on the official guidelines at the start of each Retreat.
- Surface Cleaning: Sanitizing of all high touch areas will be done daily and hand sanitizing stations will be placed in convenient locations across campus.
- Dining: Physical distancing will be maintained in the dining hall with additional indoor and outdoor seating options for dining depending upon the location of the Retreat.
- Sick Policy: If a participant, staff, or teacher becomes sick, they will be asked to remain in their room, and if serious, return home. We will also ask them to take an antigen self-test onsite, and if they test positive for COVID-19, they must exit the Retreat. If they cannot return home due to travel restrictions, we will support their quarantine to the best of our ability.
Caring for the Community
Alexander Technique Retreats International welcomes people from around the U.S. and the world to participate in our retreats. Our intention is to include as many people as possible. We have chosen to require COVID-19 vaccination for our in-person retreats. This is not a decision we have made lightly. It reflects our obligation to keep our retreats and event spaces as safe as possible.
Malibu Terms & Conditions for 2022/2023
To reserve your space for any of our Retreats a $500 deposit is required to guarantee a place in the course. This deposit is non-refundable but can be used for the following year or transferred to another person. After one year the deposit is forfeited. The remaining balance is due 14 days before the first date of the retreat, a $100 late charge will apply to past due payments.
Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available.
Cancellations received in writing or by email and postmarked on or before 30 days before the retreat, will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after that date will forfeit the full deposit. No refunds can be given for cancellations received after 14 days prior to the first day of the retreat.
However, if the cancellation is due to an emergency of some sort, we typically will give you a year to apply the amount you have paid (less $100 administrative fee) toward the following year's Malibu Retreat. We do our best to make sure that you have an opportunity to use your credit.
ITALY RETREAT 2022
A deposit of $500 for the Creating Balance Between Body & Mind with the Alexander Technique, Yoga, and the Feldenkrais Method will guarantee a place in the course. This fee is non-refundable. But can be transferred to the next Italy Retreat in 2023. The balance due for the full tuition is May 20, 2022. A $100 late charge will apply to past due payments.
Cancellations received in writing or by email and postmarked on or before 48 days before the retreat, will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after that date will forfeit the full deposit. No refunds can be given for cancellations received after 20 days prior to the first day of the retreat.
However, if the cancellation is due to an emergency of some sort, we typically will give you a year to apply the amount you have paid (less $100 administrative fee) toward the Italy Retreat in 2023. We do our best to make sure that you have an opportunity to use your credit.
VILLA DUCCI TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
To guarantee your room 10% of the total booking fee will be taken from your credit card upon registering. After June 15th, 10% will be non-refundable. On July 4th the remaining balance will be charged to your credit card for the room and meals.
- 5 Night Accommodation
- 5 Breakfast, 5 Lunches (Tuesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 9th),
- Opening Dinner on Monday, July 4th
- Closing Dinner on Friday, July 8th.
- Exclusive use of Villa Ducci property, free parking, wifi, swimming pool
*Exceptions will be made in case of emergency, this will be up to the owner of Villa Ducci and the Retreat Director.
Ojai Women's Retreat 2022
Registration Deposit: A $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required to hold your space upon registration. The final payment is due by May 4, 2020. For late registration, full payment will be due upon registering.
Program Tuition: Includes the cost of all instruction, 12 meals, and program activities over the 6-day retreat.
For cancellations, before April 20th, we will refund all of your payments except the deposit. For cancellations between April 20th and May 4th, THERE IS NO REFUND; however, we will credit any payments over the deposit to our next Hands-On Retreats in 2023. For cancellation after May 4th, 2022 there is NO REFUND AND NO CREDIT; however, retreat fees may be transferred to another person.
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